Just ordered this model, looks like it has a feature where I can set one channel as "Priority" then scan for other channels while allowing the Priority channel to override the scanning any time there's a transmission, so that sounds like it should let me listen to both directions of railroad chatter. I'll order myself that antenna another time. Thanks for your help, friends!https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00772MR0K/
>>3259>So I should find a scanner that can handle multiple channels at once, eh? Alrighty.
All scanners do this, its what differentiates a scanner vs a regular receiver\transceiver.
I think I'll wait until you get yours in and see how you like it before I make my purchasing decision. Let us know how it does, will you?
I've bought two of those cheap Baofeng scanners from amazon. Both work perfect. They have A/B channel scanning so you can put dispatch on A and road channel on B and it will scan both for activity. You can program it to scan more channels but I heard it is sort of slow if you do more than 2 channels.
Punch in the 6 digit frequency. Hit the A/B button to goto channel B. Punch in the 6 digit frequency. Hit the scan button. It's now scanning between the two channels. Like 30 seconds to set up.